CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques. Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.
 
Integrate and develop visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective, in order to produce desired effects such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.
 
Confer with clients, editors, writers, art directors, and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.
 
Submit preliminary or finished artwork or project plans to clients for approval, incorporating changes as necessary.
 
Maintain portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests, and abilities.
 
Create finished art work as decoration, or to elucidate or substitute for spoken or written messages.
 
Cut, bend, laminate, arrange, and fasten individual or mixed raw and manufactured materials and products to form works of art.
 
Monitor events, trends, and other circumstances, research specific subject areas, attend art exhibitions, and read art publications in order to develop ideas and keep current on art world activities.
 
Study different techniques to learn how to apply them to artistic endeavors.
 
Render drawings, illustrations, and sketches of buildings, manufactured products, or models, working from sketches, blueprints, memory, models, or reference materials.
 
Create sketches, profiles, or likenesses of posed subjects or photographs, using any combination of freehand drawing, mechanical assembly kits, and computer imaging.
 
Create sculptures, statues, and other three-dimensional artwork by using abrasives and tools to shape, carve, and fabricate materials such as clay, stone, wood, or metal.
 
Study styles, techniques, colors, textures, and materials used in works undergoing restoration to ensure consistency during the restoration process.
 
Develop project budgets for approval, estimating time lines and material costs.
 
Shade and fill in sketch outlines and backgrounds, using a variety of media such as water colors, markers, and transparent washes, labeling designated colors when necessary.
 
Collaborate with engineers, mechanics, and other technical experts as necessary to build and install creations.
 
Create and prepare sketches and model drawings of cartoon characters, providing details from memory, live models, manufactured products, or reference materials.
 
Examine and test paintings in need of restoration or cleaning to determine techniques and materials to be used.
 
Create graphics, illustrations, and three-dimensional models to be used in research or in teaching, such as in demonstrating anatomy, pathology, or surgical procedures.
 
Brush or spray protective or decorative finishes on completed background panels, informational legends, exhibit accessories, or finished paintings.
 
Trace drawings onto clear acetate for painting or coloring, or trace them with ink to make final copies.
 
Apply solvents and cleaning agents to clean surfaces of paintings, and to remove accretions, discolorations, and deteriorated varnish.
 
Model substances such as clay or wax, using fingers and small hand tools to form objects.
 
Collaborate with writers who create ideas, stories, or captions that are combined with artists' work.
 
Provide entertainment at special events by performing activities such as drawing cartoons.
 
Render sequential drawings that can be turned into animated films or advertisements.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
3D Artist
Animated Cartoons Painter
Animated Cartoons Painter Apprentice
Apprentice, Painter, Landscape
Apprentice, Painter, Statuary
Art Conservator
Art Restorer
Art Teacher
Artist
Artist Blacksmith
Arts Instructor
Automotive Artist
Beaded Jewelry Artist
Book Illustrator
Card Painter
Caricature Artist
Cartoon Artist
Cartoonist
Clay Artist
Color Artist
Comic Artist
Comic Book Artist
Comic Book Designer
Comic Illustrator
Commercial Artist
Commercial Illustrator
Commercial Retoucher
Community-Based Public Artist
Concrete Sculptor
Courtroom Sketch Artist
Craft Artist
Crayon Painter
Custom Motorcycle Painter
Delineator
Editorial Cartoonist
Exhibit Artist
Fashion Artist
Fashion Illustrator
Fiber Artist
Fine Artist
Forensic Artist
Free Lance Artist
Fresco Artist
Glass Artist
Histological Illustrator
Ice Sculptor
Illustrator
Kiln Formed Glass Artist
Landscape Artist
Landscape Painter
Manga Artist
Medical Artist
Medical Illustrator
Model Maker
Motion Pictures Cartoonist
Multimedia Artist
Mural Artist
Mural Painter
Muralist
Newspaper Illustrator
Non-Representational Metal Sculptor
Oil Painter
Painter
Painter Apprentice
Paintings Conservator
Paintings Restorer
Pattern Illustrator
Picture Framer
Picture Painter
Plasma Graphic Artist
Police Artist
Police Sketch Artist
Political Cartoonist
Portrait Artist
Portrait Painter
Printmaker
Production Illustrator
Quick Sketch Artist
Reproduction Artist
Restoration Artist
Sacred Art Artist
Scene Painter
Scenic Artist
Scientific Artist
Scientific Illustrator
Sculptor
Set Illustrator
Silhouette Artist
Sketch Artist
Sports Cartoonist
Stained Glass Artist
Stained Glass Painter
Statuary Painter
Statue Maker
Suspect Artist
Tattoo Designer
Technical Illustrator
Texture Artist
Tinsmith
Visual Artist
Water Colorist
Watercolor Artist
Wildlife Artist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Fine Artists, Painters and Sculptors
 
 
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